AN ANALYSIS OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE USEDIN SONG LYRICS OF “WHERE IS THE LOVE”BY BLACK EYED PEAS

Wahyuni, Sri (2007) AN ANALYSIS OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE USEDIN SONG LYRICS OF “WHERE IS THE LOVE”BY BLACK EYED PEAS. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Literature is a creativity of art, which has beauty aspect like the diction of the words, the use of rhythm and meter. Furthermore, studying literary work can give the readers some advantages like increasing language skills and developing vocabulary achievement. Therefore, the writer chose literature, especially songs as the object of study. The present study tried to analyze the figurative language of the song “Where is the Love” by Black Eyed Peas. The purposes of the study were to describe the kinds and meaning of figurative language in the song. This research belonged to descriptive research design. In addition, this studies the objective approach. The object of study was the song “Where is the Love” by Black Eyed Peas especially in the form of figurative language and meaning of the figurative language. The research findings showed that Black Eyed Peas used five kinds of figurative languages. More specifically, he used four symbol, four similes, one personification, one parallelism and one hyperbole. The meaning of the four symbols is as follows. Firstly “Mama” is the symbol of motherland. Secondly, “Drama” is the symbol of pretending. Thirdly, “Father” is the symbol of God. Fourthly, “Rug” is the symbol of poor citizens. The meaning of the four similes is as follows. Firstly, “People living like they ain’t got no mamas”. This statement means that people feel like they are living alone. Secondly, “With on going suffering as the youth die young”. This statement means that people are full of suffering from the savage of wars. Thirdly, “Infecting the young minds faster that bacteria”. This statement means that the young is very easy to be infected because they have less straight attitude. Fourthly, “Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema”. This statement means that young teenagers mostly have a naifthinking pattern. The meaning of the personification, “And that exactly how anger work and operates” is that people who are angry because of their on going conflict with others prefer to choose an immediate solution, that is by provoking wars. The meaning of the parallelism “people killing, people dying” is that people kill each other in the same country, religion, and purpose due to their preference or immediate solution to their conflicts. The meaning of the hyperbole “I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder” is that the song writer feels a heavy burden in his life.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Rayi Tegar Pamungkas
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2012 03:35
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2012 03:35
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/8262

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